BREAKING: Police, Army Foil Abuja Bank Robbery, Arrest Four, Kill One

Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have foiled a bank robbery in Mpape, a few metres from Maitama , Abuja .

The police gunned down a suspect and arrested four others inside a branch of First Bank Plc a few minutes ago .

Our correspondent gathered that the robbers were trapped in the banking hall for many hours following the arrival of the police who surrounded the building .

Eyewitnesses said when the robbers refused to surrender or come out of the bank , the police operatives stormed the hall , killing one of the gang members in the process .

The FCT Commissioner of Police , Bala Ciroma , confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

He stated , “ It is a foiled bank robbery; We stopped the robbers from raiding the bank . Four men were arrested while a suspect was killed.

“ Investigation has commenced to determine how they entered the bank and other things . ”

A huge crowd thronged the scene as the news of the robbery spread , causing serious traffic gridlock on the narrow road that leads into the community which is located on a hill.

Details later …


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